PROJECT ANNOUNCEMENT – MALLEE SOLAR FARM
21st January 2024
The Mallee Solar Farm is a proposed large-scale solar farm, located approximately 10 kilometres to the north-east of Buronga in the NSW Wentworth Shire and the South-West Renewable Energy Zone (REZ). The solar farm would be adjacent to the Mallee Wind Farm, a separate project being developed by Spark Renewables.
The Mallee Solar Farm is in the early stages of development and will undergo a rigorous planning and assessment process prior to being approved. As part of this, we will undertake extensive community consultation and encourage all stakeholders and community members to get involved in this process.
We are holding our first community information session from 3pm-6pm on Tuesday 30 January 2024 at the Midway Centre , 6 Midway Drive, Buronga. Drop in at any time to meet the Spark Renewables team, ask questions and learn about the proposed Mallee Solar Farm and Mallee Wind Farm.
What is proposed:
- Solar farm – up to 600 megawatts (MW) with solar modules mounted on single-axis tracking systems.
- Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) – to store and discharge electricity a storage capacity of up to approximately 300MW (AC or DC coupled) / 4 hr (1,200MWh).
- Agrivoltaics pilot project – a development that incorporates horticulture production underneath or between solar panels.
The first community newsletter, maps and more information on the Mallee Solar Farm proposal are available on the project web page.
Please contact us if you are not able to make the community drop-in session and would like to meet or speak to one of the Spark Renewables team.
1300 271 419